X Factor 2018: Liam Payne and James Arthur to perform in 'Halloween' week

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The X Factor 2018 will welcome Liam Payne and James Arthur next weekend it's been announced.

The X Factor went live for the second time on Saturday and Sunday with a 'Guilty Pleasures' theme live show.

Two acts were eliminated in the X Factor 2018 results while there were guest performances from X Factor winners Little Mix singing Woman Like Me and pop princess Kylie Minogue.

Next week's show will see performances from two more X Factor stars: One Direction's Liam Payne and 2012 winner James Arthur.

Fans of both acts are already excited, with one tweeting: "LIAM PAYNE IS GONNA PERFORM ON THE #Xfactor JDOFODKF IM NOT READY FOR IT"

Another wrote: "OMG @LiamPayne IS GONNA BE ON THE X FACTOR NEXT WEEK IM CRYING MY LILO HEART"

And a third added: "#screamed so loud then @JamesArthur23 is performing next week on #xfactor yessssssss πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽΆπŸŽ€β€οΈ"

James is expected to sing new single Empty Space while Liam will perform Polaroid.

Meanwhile, host Dermot O'Leary announced that the next theme would be 'Halloween', albeit a few days late.

As always, the acts will be singing for judges Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams and Louis Tomlinson, plus those watching and voting at home.

Following the latest two exits of the series, a total of 12 acts are currently left in the competition.

In the Boys category mentored by Louis are Anthony Russell, Brendan Murray and Dalton Andre Harris. The Overs with Ayda Williams are made up of Danny Tetley and Giovanni Spano.

The Girls with Simon Cowell are Bella Penfold, Molly Scott, Scarlett Lee, and Shan Ako. Finally, the Groups led by Robbie Williams are duo Acacia and Aaliyah, Misunderstood and boy band United Vibe.

The X Factor 2018 is back next Saturday, November 3, at 8:35PM on ITV and continues with the third results show at the later time of 8:30PM on the Sunday, November 4.

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